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Halftone on image transition to another image

I want this: but instead of the european flag, I want another flag. How can I achieve this halftone effect fading into the other flag in Illustrator? I keep getting this result:
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How to draw a winding on a toroid of a circular cross section?

How to draw a toroidal winding, when the wire has a circular cross section and the toroidal core has a circular cross section, as depicted on the picture below ? The shadings are not important. The ...
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Illustrator: trying to move path but instead it moves entire shape

Im trying to edit text in illustrator, I've created the outlines and. I'm using the direct select tool but whenever I try to move just a path or anchor point it moves the entire letter. Is there ...
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How do I get rid of this gap when using n art brush on a closed path?

So I'm trying to apply this art brush to a closed path, as shown below. But when I apply it I get this annoying gap Is there a way to make the the art brush more "seamless" and eliminate the gap?? ...
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AI: Image trace: Input image size having large effect on outcomes?

I want to vectorize an old map. Notably, this one: https://jcb.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/detail/JCBMAPS~1~1~2740~101255:This-plan-of-the-City-of-Philadelph# So I am using image trace. I tested ...
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How to export multiple artboards coordinates (x y) to file?

I have an Illustrator file with several artboards as attached. In particular I have an artboard that contains all the others. The other artboards concern the individual objects to be exported. I ...
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How do I achieve this effect in Illustrator?

Been trying to achieve this effect, how does one do it?
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Make complex form appear “disappeared” using dashes

I'm currently new into Adobe Illustrator and I'm having quite a bit a stroke when it comes to icon design. I'm mostly using icons from flaticon, in this case, I'm using an icon of a can, a package ...
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how to create a cylindrical shape consisting of two different circles alternately (see image) / Illustrator

I came across this work (unfortunately creator unknown, please let me know). It looks like it is done in Adobe Illustrator. Is there any body out there which knows how to create this effect? This is ...
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Making a vector template file to output artboards based on given parameters

We use Adobe Illustrator but we are willing to try any other Adobe software that may aid on this issue, . Problem: We have to make various graphical pieces for conferences, they always have the same ...
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Adobe Illustrator: how to reset viewing angle with Astute Graphics plugins installed?

Everything on my artboard is rotated and don't know how to fix that. I've just installed Astute Graphics plugins and after 3 hours of using Illustrator, this is happening.
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Achieve a patterned and blurry effect

I'm looking to create an effect similar to this patterned logo and blurry? also, I'm trying to blur half of the shape but in all the blur effects in Illustrator, I could find only blur the whole ...
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Illustrator - How to export artboard in .ai format with only what's inside artboard

I have a huge map made in Illustrator. I made 30 artboards in this map and would like to make an .ai file from each artboard in order to work with smaller files. But each time I save using .ai and ...
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How to create this kind of effect? Thank you, guys

How to create this kind of effect? Thank you, guys
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Making a pdf machine readable with illustrator

I work as UX designer, as such I have a CV which I've designed in Adobe Illustrator. I think its a very nice CV design. It has a good data flow, its readable, its well sectioned, etc... for human ...
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Cutting machine can't read vectors with strokes

I made some jersey prints for a friend's team, and I was contacted by a guy from the t-shirt printing place saying that they can't proceed with the shirts because the machine that cuts the vinyl that ...
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Reference point (other than center) for the blending operation

When blending a copied Group of Objects (copied by Alt-Shift-click-drag) in the Specified Steps mode, the original spine constructed by the blending operation is a straight line passing through the ...
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Best Approaches to streamline production design for assets

I'm looking for some suggestions for how to do best manage a design pipeline that requires lots of assets that need to be created based off a few core templates. For our marketing we have 2-3 core ...
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Selecting textframes with illustrator script

How could I select textframes in illustrator with script? Here is my code: var doc = app.activeDocument; var nameKorText = doc.textFrames.getByName('nameKor'); nameKorText.contents = "test"; I ...
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Perspective 3D mapping for Top and Bottom view in Adobe Illustrator?

Creating a 3D Extrude & Bevel of a package in Adobe Illustrator, how can I reach the same angle and perspective for Top View and Bottom View of the same object? I can set the same Y and Z values, ...
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One gradient across multiple layers (compound path unites layers) illustrator

I know how to put a gradient across multiple shapes in Illustrator using compound path - however, in this specific case I have layers with other parts that need to show in front of each other - and ...
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How to fix the problem for the color schemes differences for the mac and windows screens [duplicate]

I am a product designer, I use MacBook Pro for my design work. Whenever I design an app/website/web pages after it went live the big problems comes up as color differences in the Apple screen and ...
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Fit to Artwork Bounds, including 3D effects and shadows

Is there a way to change the size of an Artboard using something like "Fit to Artwork Bounds", but that would also take into account the 3D rendering and dropped shadows? Thanks.
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How to hide what's behind an object in a non destructive way / give it an “invisibility cloak”

is there a way to design a linked graphic in Illustrator with some kind of invisibility cloak in the layers. Let me explain. Let's say I want to reuse a sketch like this Where in fact, the rectangle ...
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How to locate an object in the Layers panel with a shortcut?

In my artboard, I have tons of objects. I'd like to focus it on Layers panel with some mouse/keyboard shortcut or combination. Like in Photoshop, I can easily right click + alt to focus the layer on ...
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How can I fade an object which uses the gradient or mesh tool?

I am trying to achieve this look in illustrator. I can only do this much using gradient tool in illustrator. Can someone tell me how can I make it look fade out like the first picture?
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How to achieve this rough borders and stippled illustration look?

Looks like some post effect or maybe another technique. How to achieve this, any ideas?
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Illustrator file regains erased content when exported to PDF

I'm going out of my mind. I've erased part of a patterned shape, and when I export to PDF and look at the PDF in anything other than AI, some of the erased pattern appears again. I've tried flattening ...
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Best way to email huge .ai file (2GB) for printing?

I have 2 large artwork files about 2GB each that I need to email to a factory for professional production & printing. Each file was created in Adobe Illustrator with a mix of photos and vector ...
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Only navigator shows changes in Illustrator CC 2015 [duplicate]

Pretty much you can see that this line won't show visual change. When i try to change the stroke it shows only in the navigator bar but o
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Adobe Illustrator what tool to use

I'm trying to learn Adobe Illustrator. I'm making an outline of a medieval shield, looking something similar to the following. (We're not going for perfection, just learning the tool, so ignore all ...
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Can't access layers in a Linked File (.eps) in Illustrator

I downloaded an .eps from here. I've tried File -> Place Then I tried clicking Embeded I have no idea how to access the layers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Adobe Illustrator: Unable to edit text of design that was made in newer version?

I'm trying to edit the text of a design that was made with a newer version of AI. However, when I try to select the text, it shows up as an artboard. How would I edit this text? Do I just have to ...
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Losing fill when copying compound path between layers?

I was trying to better organize a theatrical seating chart by separating objects from the original Illustrator 2019 file into separate layers. The icon representing individual seats was created as a ...
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Can 2019 CC ai files be placed into 2019 cc ai file?

I used to be able to place 2017 ai file into another ai file but not with new 2019 CC version, is it still possible?
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Illustrator brush and pentool line. Visually same thickness, why there is a difference in points?

I created an illustration using pentool and brush in Illustrator. While I was trying to asses if the thickness of lines would be good enough for the printer I realized that my lines made with brush ...
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How can I create a dashed line that slowly changes into a solid line in Illustrator?

I am trying to create a dashed line that initially has small dashes and large gaps between each dash. The dashes lengths should increase while the gaps decrease until the point is reached that the ...
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How can I adjust these background colors so they are the same?

I'm using a set of pictures in a colour-themed report. Please take a look at the pictures below. The theme colour is RGB{52,177,201}. I would like to alter the images slightly, more specifically, ...
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Is there any quick way to write the text headings at specified rotations in a pie chart?

Please see the reference image. I know how to make pie chart in Illustrator, but not sure how can I write the rotated text (you can see around 50 text headings for 50 cells. The question is not about ...
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Place images along font path

I need to place images along letter path, so it looks like i would write letters with my image. A stupid example, but it displays, what i want to achieve:
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Error in Line drawing

I'm building my resume from a template I found online for Adobe Illustrator. When I copy the line and use in somewhere else, then the line thickness increases automatically even though its the same ...
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Turn on 'Paste Remember Layers' with script

I want to paste object remembering layers on new artboard. Here is my sample. function test(){ var copyOpt = app.pasteRememberLayers; copyOpt = true; ... } But it doesn't work. Help me, plz. :(
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Image trace tool in Adobe Illustrator is not working as it is intended to

When I apply the image trace tool on the image it becomes complete white instead of becoming vector. Below are the before and after image result. Before: After
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Bleed lines in Pixelmator

I designed a label for printing in Pixelmator. If the printers don’t have Pixelmator they can’t see my layers... How do I save it that someone using AI can open it?
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illustrator gradient slider lightens up in the middle

I have a simple two color gradient on an image. I changed the colors to pantone colors to print the design. But now that I changed the colors, the gradient lightens up in the middle. I would love ...
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Apply gradient to individual letters

In Illustrator CC 2018, I can't find a way to apply a gradient to individual letters of a text. I know that I can apply the gradient to the whole text by adding a new fill to the text object. But ...
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Creating a transparent polygon window effect in Illustrator

I created a jewel shaped object out of polygon shapes which is slightly transparent. I'm trying to achieve some sort of glass effect that will distort images which are positioned behind the jewel. ...
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Save glowing vectors to a PNG with a transparent background [duplicate]

I have an .eps vector file with glowing sparks, for some reason, which I have encountered many times before, the glowing vectors always have black background, so you can't really save them as a ...
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How to add shortcut key in illustrator [duplicate]

With the reference video below. How can i add shortcut key to screen & multiply. Any suggestion or help. Thanks Reference video
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How do I delete these unclickable shapes in Illustrator?

There are hidden shapes in the artwork and when I hover over the shape they appear but they are not clickable to delete. How do I delete these four, large rectangles?